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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902744/delirium-detection-and-impact-of-comorbid-health-conditions-in-a-post-acute-rehabilitation-hospital-setting
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Julija Stelmokas, Nicolette Gabel, Jennifer M Flaherty, Katherine Rayson, Kathileen Tran, Jason R Anderson, Linas A Bieliauskas
Misdiagnosis and under-detection of delirium may occur in many medical settings. This is important to address as delirium clearly increases risk of morbidity and mortality in such settings. This study assessed whether Veterans who screened positive on a delirium severity measure (Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale; MDAS) differed from those with and without corresponding medical documentation of delirium in terms of cognitive functioning, psychiatric/medical history, and medication use. A medical record review of 266 inpatients at a VA post-acute rehabilitation unit found that 10...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896787/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-pheochromocytoma-induced-cardiogenic-shock
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Guillaume Hekimian, Fatima Kharcha, Nicolas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Cécile Ghander, Guillaume Lebreton, Xavier Girerd, Christophe Tresallet, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma, a rare catecholamine-producing tumor, might provoke stress-induced Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy and severe cardiogenic shock. Because venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) rescue of pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock has rarely been reported, we reviewed our ICU patients' presentations and outcomes. METHODS: All pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock cases managed with VA-ECMO (January 2007-March 2015) were prospectively included and reviewed...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895362/a-review-of-scleral-buckle-procedures-performed-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-karachi-pakistan
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Farzeen Khalid Hashmi, Umair Razaque Arain, Azam Ali, Khabir Ahmad
This retrospective study was done to evaluate the visual and anatomic outcomes of scleral buckling for the repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). All scleral buckle procedures performed at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from May 1999 to April 2012 were included. A total of 75 eyes of 72 patients were studied. The mean age of patients at surgery was 33.0±17.2 years. The mean logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) visual acuity (VA) was 0.9±0.8 pre-operatively and 0.5±0...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895150/effects-of-va-facility-dog-on-hospitalized-veterans-seen-by-a-palliative-care-psychologist-an-innovative-approach-to-impacting-stress-indicators
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Cheryl A Krause-Parello, Cari Levy, Elizabeth Holman, John E Kolassa
The United States is home to 23 million veterans. In many instances, veterans with serious illness who seek healthcare at the VA receive care from a palliative care service. Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) is gaining attention as a therapeutic stress reducing modality; however, its effects have not been well studied in veterans receiving palliative care in an acute care setting. A crossover repeated-measures study was conducted to examine the effects of an animal-assisted intervention (AAI) in the form of a therapy dog on stress indicators in 25 veterans on the palliative care service at the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System in Denver, CO...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891603/using-harm-based-weights-for-the-ahrq-patient-safety-for-selected-indicators-composite-psi-90-does-it-affect-assessment-of-hospital-performance-and-financial-penalties-in-veterans-health-administration-hospitals
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Qi Chen, Amy K Rosen, Ann Borzecki, Michael Shwartz
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether hospital profiles for public reporting and pay-for-performance, measured by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety for Selected Indicators (PSI-90) composite measure, were affected by using the recently developed harm-based weights. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Retrospective analysis of 2012-2014 data from the Veterans Health Administration (VA). STUDY DESIGN: The AHRQ PSI software (v5...
December 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884652/clinical-and-molecular-epidemiologic-trends-reveal-the-important-role-of-rotavirus-in-adult-infectious-gastroenteritis-in-shanghai-china
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Yan Wang, Jinan Zhang, Pengbo Liu
As a leading cause of severe diarrhea in children, the pathogenic role of rotavirus in adults has been underestimated for a long time. A hospital-based prospective clinical and molecular epidemiologic study of rotavirus infections in adults was performed between April 2014 and March 2015 in Shanghai, China. Overall, rotavirus was detected in 48 of 441 (10.9%) specimens with prevalence peaking in December (33.3%) and January (27.9%), whereas bacteria were identified in 45 of 846 (5.3%) samples (p<0.01). The rotavirus winter-spring seasonality (November-March) contrasts with the marked summer-fall seasonality (April-October) of bacterial pathogens (p<0...
November 21, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881692/monitoring-of-urate-lowering-therapy-among-us-veterans-following-the-2012-american-college-of-rheumatology-guidelines-for-management-of-gout
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Jonathan C Hughes, Jessica L Wallace, Candace L Bryant, Brent E Salvig, T Neal Fourakre, William J Stone
BACKGROUND: With the prevalence of and hospitalizations for gout increasing, optimizing care for patients with gout is imperative. The 2012 American College of Rheumatology gout guidelines emphasize that timely monitoring is key to achieving serum urate (SUA) goals. Few studies have examined this metric following the 2012 update, and to our knowledge, none have examined a veteran population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate adherence to urate-lowering therapy (ULT) monitoring guidelines in a veteran population...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880003/association-of-multimorbidity-with-mortality-and-healthcare-utilization-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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C Barrett Bowling, Laura Plantinga, Lawrence S Phillips, William McClellan, Katharina Echt, Neale Chumbler, Gerald McGwin, Ann Vandenberg, Richard M Allman, Theodore M Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) almost universally occurs in individuals with other medical problems. However, few studies have described CKD-related multimorbidity using a framework that identifies chronic conditions as concordant (having overlap in treatment goals) versus discordant (having opposing treatment recommendations) and unrelated (having no overlap, but contributing to complexity via different resource requirements). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871770/ptsd-in-those-who-care-for-the-injured
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Kevin Luftman, Jayson Aydelotte, Kevin Rix, Sadia Ali, Katherine Houck, Thomas B Coopwood, Pedro Teixeira, Alex Eastman, Brian Eastridge, Carlos V R Brown, Matthew Davis
BACKGROUND: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has become a focus for the care of trauma victims, but the incidence of PTSD in those who care for injured patients has not been well studied. Our hypothesis was that a significant proportion of health care providers involved with trauma care are at risk of developing PTSD. METHODS: A system-wide survey was applied using a modified version of the Primary Care PTSD Screen [PC-PTSD], a validated PTSD screening tool currently being used by the VA to screen veterans for PTSD...
November 10, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865776/post-cardiac-arrest-shock-treated-with-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-an-observational-study-and-propensity-score-analysis
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Wulfran Bougouin, Nadia Aissaoui, Alain Combes, Nicolas Deye, Lionel Lamhaut, Daniel Jost, Carole Maupain, Frankie Beganton, Adrien Bouglé, Nicole Karam, Florence Dumas, Eloi Marijon, Xavier Jouven, Alain Cariou
PURPOSE: Cardiogenic shock due to post-resuscitation myocardial dysfunction is a major cause of mortality among patients hospitalized after cardiac arrest (CA). Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has been proposed in the most severe cases but the level of evidence is very low. We assessed characteristics, outcome and prognostic factors of patients treated with VA-ECMO for post-CA shock. METHODS: Using a large regional registry, we focused on all CA admitted in ICU...
November 17, 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865689/retinal-oximetry-during-treatment-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-by-ranibizumab-in-patients-with-high-blood-pressure-and-dyslipidemia
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C Keilani, A Halalchi, D Wakpi Djeugue, A Regis, S Abada
INTRODUCTION: In the present study, we examined retinal vascular oxygen saturation in patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO), high blood pressure (HBP) and dyslipidemia, before and during intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injection (ranibizumab). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of six patients with visual acuity (VA) reduced by macular edema (ME) secondary to RVO with HBP and dyslipidemia, who underwent intravitreal anti-VEGF injection between October 2014 and February 2015 in the department of ophthalmology of François-Quesnay Hospital at Mantes-la-Jolie (France)...
November 16, 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860442/primary-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-surgical-methods-and-anatomical-outcome
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Marta Haugstad, Stefan Moosmayer, Ragnheiður Bragadόttir
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the anatomical success of surgical management of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and to compare the anatomical outcomes from different surgical techniques. METHODS: During 2012, 517 consecutive eyes (514 patients) were operated by 11 surgeons at the Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital. Patient records were retrospectively analysed with no exclusions. Main outcome measures were primary and final anatomical success...
November 18, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854510/variation-in-post-sepsis-readmission-patterns-a-cohort-study-of-veterans-affairs-beneficiaries
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Hallie C Prescott
RATIONALE: Re-hospitalization is common after sepsis, but little is known about the variation in readmission patterns across patient groups and care locations. OBJECTIVES: To examine the variation in post-sepsis readmission rates and diagnoses by patient age, nursing facility use, admission year, and hospital among U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries. METHODS: Observational cohort study of VA beneficiaries who survived a sepsis hospitalization (2009-2011) at 114 VA hospitals, stratified by age (<65 versus ≥ 65 years), nursing home usage (none, chronic, or acute), year of admission (2009, 2010, 2011), and hospital...
November 17, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842465/sustained-effectiveness-of-the-mental-health-environment-of-care-checklist-to-decrease-inpatient-suicide
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Bradley V Watts, Brian Shiner, Yinong Young-Xu, Peter D Mills
OBJECTIVE: The Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist (MHEOCC) has been reported to be effective in decreasing suicide on inpatient mental health units. The authors sought to examine whether the effect of the MHEOCC was sustained. METHODS: Root cause analysis reports from all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals were reviewed to obtain a count of suicides occurring on mental health units from 2000 to 2015. The number of mental health admissions and bed-days of care were obtained for the same period...
November 15, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835983/evaluating-the-implementation-of-a-national-disclosure-policy-for-large-scale-adverse-events-in-an-integrated-health-care-system-identification-of-gaps-and-successes
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Elizabeth M Maguire, Barbara G Bokhour, Todd H Wagner, Steven M Asch, Allen L Gifford, Thomas H Gallagher, Janet M Durfee, Richard A Martinello, A Rani Elwy
BACKGROUND: Many healthcare organizations have developed disclosure policies for large-scale adverse events, including the Veterans Health Administration (VA). This study evaluated VA's national large-scale disclosure policy and identifies gaps and successes in its implementation. METHODS: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with leaders, hospital employees, and patients at nine sites to elicit their perceptions of recent large-scale adverse events notifications and the national disclosure policy...
November 11, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835961/macular-telangiectasia-type-2-accompanied-by-solitary-retinal-astrocytic-hamartoma-case-report
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Martin Pencak, Jan Krasny, Miroslav Veith, Magdalena Vokrojova
BACKGROUND: To present a coincidence of macular telangiectasia type 2 and solitary retinal astrocytic hamartoma in one patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman was examined in the Department of Ophthalmology of University hospital Kralovske Vinohrady for complaints of metamorphopsia in her left eye. Her uncorrected visual acuity (VA) was 4/4 on Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study charts (ETDRS), on the retina of her left eye white, prominent, partially calcified tumour 1 disc diameter in diameter, 1,5 disc diameter from the foveola was detected on the retina...
November 11, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821152/a-20-year-multicentre-outcome-analysis-of-salvage-mechanical-circulatory-support-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-after-cardiac-surgery
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Maziar Khorsandi, Scott Dougherty, Andrew Sinclair, Keith Buchan, Fiona MacLennan, Omar Bouamra, Philip Curry, Vipin Zamvar, Geoffrey Berg, Nawwar Al-Attar
BACKGROUND: Refractory post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) is a relatively rare phenomenon that can lead to rapid multi-organ dysfunction syndrome and is almost invariably fatal without advanced mechanical circulatory support (AMCS), namely extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or ventricular assist devices (VAD). In this multicentre observational study we retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of salvage venoarterial ECMO (VA ECMO) and VAD for refractory PCCS in the 3 adult cardiothoracic surgery centres in Scotland over a 20-year period...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806814/visual-outcomes-of-macular-hole-surgery
#18
Hussain Ahmad Khaqan, Lubna, Farrukh Jameel, Muhammad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the mean visual improvement after internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling assisted with brilliant blue staining of ILM in macular hole, and stratify the mean visual improvement in different stages of macular hole. STUDY DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Eye outpatient department (OPD), Lahore General Hospital, Lahore from October 2013 to December 2014. METHODOLOGY: Patients with macular hole underwent measurement of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and fundus examination with indirect slit lamp biomicroscopy before surgery...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806782/-modified-minimally-invasive-video-assisted-lateral-neck-dissection-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-series-of-130-cases
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D G Zhang, L Gao, L Xie, G F He, L Fang, J Chen, Y W Miao, Z Z Wang
Objective: To discuss the feasibility, safety and oncologic completeness of modified minimally invasive video-assisted lateral neck dissection (MIVALND) for papillary thyroid carcinoma. Methods: Data of 130 patients from Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Medical School, Zhejiang University undergoing MIVALND from January 2013 to September 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. There were 31 male and 99 female patients with the mean age of (39±11) years. The thyroidectomy and central compartment dissection were performed under a direct visual field or video-assisted (VA) approach, lateral neck dissection was performed via the VA approach...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788301/prasugrel-use-following-pci-and-associated-patient-outcomes-insights-from-the-national-va-cart-program
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Vikas Aggarwal, Ehrin J Armstrong, Wenhui Liu, Thomas M Maddox, P Michael Ho, Evan Carey, Tracy Wang, Matthew Sherwood, Thomas T Tsai, John S Rumsfeld, Steven M Bradley
BACKGROUND: Prasugrel is more effective than clopidogrel in preventing thrombotic complications after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) among patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), but it increases the risk of bleeding in subgroups of patients. There is limited data on whether prasugrel use in routine practice is targeted to clinical settings with greatest anticipated patient benefit. METHODS: In a national cohort of 11 617 veterans who underwent PCI between 2010 and 2013 at Veterans Administration hospitals nationwide, we assessed overall trends in the use of prasugrel and the frequency of prasugrel use in patients with contraindications (prior transient ischemic attack or cerebrovascular accident), higher bleeding risk (age ≥75 or weight <60 kg), and nonindicated settings (non-acute coronary syndrome [non-ACS])...
October 2016: Clinical Cardiology
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